Aldea de Tulor, San Pedro de Atacama

Take a step back in time to the mesolithic era at Aldea de Tulor, an archeological site that has unveiled a settlement dating back to between 800 CE and 1,200 CE. The remains of the ancient village take the form of boreholes--circular clay walls made to collect water. Through the study of the rock layers archeologists were able to determine that the civilization disappeared due to drought. Artifacts found on the site include human and animal bones, ceramic, carbon, seashells, and rocks. Reproductions of houses help visitors fully appreciate what the village once looked like. Make Aldea de Tulor a part of your San Pedro de Atacama vacation plans using our San Pedro de Atacama travel website .
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  • good local guides, tourists short, isn't very massive, 10 km bike is ideal, mandatory photo sitting inside since the relica with the door towards the licancabur volcano...
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  • A visit worth visiting, if we have the time to visit other places nearby, otherwise you can ignore. The explanations at the beginning of the visit are very comprehensive, but visiting in it even consists of rebuilding of 2 original houses, and a piece of the village discovered that you can observe a gateway, a bit far for my taste!
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  • a place I've visited with local guide and advise, as it is a really fabulous story-where archaeology speaks of everyday life: addresses that were can remember thinking was in the wind.
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  • This is a well maintained excavated site very close to San Pedro de Atacama. Not sure if the tours take them, but it is easily accessible by car, and a bit long, but accessible by bicycles. The guide knew her stuff, and she explained the things quite well (I'm not sure they have English guides though). We ended up learning quite a bit about region and the Atacamañan people, and not just the site itself. I'd highly recommend this place, especially if you like to know the anthropological history of places.
  • Amazing Atacamenian Culture..!!
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  • A simple but interesting place to visit nearby the town if you like archaeology. You can access by foot, car o bike.
  • It's 7k from the town square. It's got its beauty but it's not a must see if you're not that much into archeology.
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